December 16, 2013

Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Hightower

— Mrs. Kathleen “Kathy” Hightower, 78, of Rocky Face, departed this life on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at the local hospital.

Kathy was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Etowah, Tenn., a daughter of the late Ernie and Odean Thomas. She was also preceded in death by her son, J.D. Parrish; grandson, Adam Baker; brother, Buddy Thomas; and sister, Doris Jean “Susie” Maples.

She is survived by her children, Ricky and Linda Parrish of Eton, Kathy and Cisco Uherhewar of San Antonio, Texas, Thomas and Shelia Parrish of Rocky Face, Regina and Jack Crouch of Bridgeport, Ala., and Michael and Loria of Niota, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Blackwell of Dalton; life partner, Riley Green of Rocky Face; 11 nieces; eight nephews; and a lot of other family and friends.

Services to celebrate the life of Mrs. Kathleen “Kathy” Hightower will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Guffey officiating.

Interment will follow in the Little Prospect Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today from 5 to 9 p.m.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel in Dalton; (706) 226-4002.